US woman with no arms aiming for taekwondo black belt

Sheila Radziewicz is scheduled to take her test next month at Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts in New York State.
The 32-year-old brown belt, who was born with thrombocytopenia-absent radius, or TAR syndrome, told the Salem News that she has been training in martial arts for three years.

Mr McCorry, her teacher, said he had never seen a student like Ms Radziewicz. Despite her condition, she can use nunchucks and break boards with her kicks.

“I grew up with the phrase, ‘The impossible only takes a little longer,'” she told the paper.
“They never let me say I couldn’t,” she said. “They told me that I could.”

“She is a very motivating person for myself,” said Mr McCorry. “There are no excuses, in other words.”
– News Story


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    Ammara said,

    oh wowzer
    see if she can do ALL that…..

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